Author Archives: Jenny Gater

Winning numbers – what will yours be?

I don’t play Bingo or do the lottery (well not often),  but over the last few meetings we have had some  winning numbers  enhance our club night.  We couldn’t make such strides of achievement  if we  galumphed through an evening it just wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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The Double Delight Leadership Summit

Its a winner ! Great idea! The Double Delight Leadership Summit was a joint training event held in a meeting room  at The Clock Warehouse in Derby  home of  East Midlands speakers  .  A picturesque pub on the  canal side with … Continue reading

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Youth Leadership Programme in Telford

The Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) opens up a unique learning opportunity for both students and Toastmasters.  It offers  under 18’s of any ability the skills to find their voice, from Toastmasters that were once upon a time in their shoes. The YLP is … Continue reading

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Advanced Communication – Double exposure – Public relations

Keeping a club going takes just a bit of effort as I’m sure many of you know, and toastmasters of course isn’t any different.   Public relations is just one of the advanced communication skills  that you can work towards,  giving … Continue reading

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Speakers and speeches everywhere

Do you ever have one of those thoughts whizz through your mind at the most inappropriate time.  I had such a thought at about 4am this morning. What was the thought? I was thinking I haven’t blogged about the last … Continue reading

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Landmarks, Hares, Ear Muffs and Hats

This is an amalgamation of the last few meetings at Shropshire speakers and my what a busy time we have been having lately.  Lots of visitors attending having discovered us on the internet, gently suggested by bosses or encouraged by … Continue reading

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Area 39 Director – Sam Warner

I took the opportunity to go with Sam to see how a neighbouring club runs an evening and on the journey over I thought I would interview Sam in her new role.   Jenny : What exactly does the role … Continue reading

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Summertime and the listening is easy

  As you may or may not know Toastmasters is an international organisation. So what?  I hear you say.  Well that means if you are a member of Toastmasters and you visit another country  you can seek out a meeting … Continue reading

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Where does the time go?

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”  Henry Ford Time.  An all important aspect of speaking and life.  We either don’t have  enough of it, waste it, or wish it would speed up. All of those thoughts can apply … Continue reading

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The 116th Meeting of Shropshire Speakers

The 116th meeting was announced with gusto by Chris Ryder our sergeant at arms.  Its amazing how different people approach the role and come up with new and innovative ways to start the meeting and keep it fresh. We seemed … Continue reading

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